Lindi Ortega gives fair warning: “Don’t come any closer to my heart if you’re afraid of the dark.” However, that shroud is slowly lifted in Liberty. As the narrative unfolds in this concept album, a central character emerges – one who finally sheds the darkness of her past and emerges into the light.
As melodies and tempos change throughout Liberty, her journey carries her steadily forward. The melodies and arrangements of Liberty draw on the epic work of Oscar winning composer Ennio Morricone, who became one of Ortega’s musical obsessions during the writing and recording of Liberty.
Moreover, she enlisted Nashville producer Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Rayland Baxter) when she discovered their shared passion for Quentin Tarantino movies. The sonic landscape of Liberty is enhanced by Nashville band Steelism, known for their dramatic blend of pedal steel guitar and electric guitar, as well as Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy on harmonica.